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Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse near, Riddlecombe, February 1975 More like this

Hand sowing seeds

Hand sowing seeds Little Torrington near, 17 August 1974 More like this

Les Grills, Kennel-Huntsman

Les Grills, Kennel-Huntsman Stevenstone, February 1975 More like this

Barnstaple Pannier Market

Barnstaple Pannier Market Barnstaple Pannier Market, April 1979 More like this

Owen Holwill combine-harvesting at...

Owen Holwill combine-harvesting at... Ashwell, Dolton, 17 August 1974 More like this

Two women walking in the park

Two women walking in the park Torrington, September 1980 More like this

Dr Paul Bangay visiting an elderly man...

Dr Paul Bangay visiting an elderly man... now Bramble..., June 1981 More like this

Wilfred Pengelly setting up stooks

Wilfred Pengelly setting up stooks Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, August 1974 More like this

Paul and Diane Foggo, auctioneers,...

Paul and Diane Foggo, auctioneers,... Arscotts, Dolton, July 1982 More like this

George Nock, dentistís waiting room

George Nock, dentistís waiting room Halsdon Terrace, Torrington, October 1987 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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